The Streaming Horror!!!
Sorry kids! I took a break last week, but here I am back with some of my best choices yet! These are all highly rated (by me) movies this week. Some got a high rating for being just too much damn fun while others got high ratings for being imaginative works of art! Check ’em out!
Your weekly fix for horror fans, whether you’re a noob, or a master of horror.
All these movies can be found on Netflix Instant Watch, and all are worth watching no matter your experience level.
So here are my recommendations for Horror TV shows. I have some really great ones this week! All very watchable!
Noob: So you’re new to the horror genre. Maybe you’re just curious. Either way, you haven’t seen many horror movies and you want to build up your list. Here’s a must see.
Melanie Lynskey, Kate Winslet, Sarah Peirse, Diana Kent, Clive Merrison, Simon O’Connor, Jed Brophy, Peter Elliott, Gilbert Goldie, Geoffrey Heath, Kirsti Ferry, Ben Skjellerup, Darien Takle, Elizabeth Moody, Liz Mullane, Moreen Eason,Pearl Carpenter, Lou Dobson, Jesse Griffin, Glen Drake
Ok, so Peter Jackson directs a movie starring Kate Winslet, and Melanie Lynskey (Rose from Two and a Half Men) in their first roles. It’s based on the true story of Juliet Hulme and Pauline Parker, two close friends who share a fantasy world based on their love of literature. The two conspire to kill Pauline’s mother when she tries to end the girls’ relationship. This movie is light on the horror and more of a drama, but it’s damn good and belongs here! Fun facts: Lynskey, who had no prior acting experience was chosen for this role simply because she looked like Pauline Parker. This was Peter Jackson’s first serious movie as his previous three were over the top satyrical horrors. Yes, I count Meet the Feebles as a horror. Puppets are scary!
Overall Rating: 9 out of 10!
Rutger Hauer, Pasha Ebrahimi, Rob Wells, Brian Downey, Gregory Smith, Nick Bateman, Drew O’Hara, Molly Dunsworth, Jeremy Akerman, Mark A. Owen
First off, I have to say that I loved this movie! A lot of my genre friends weren’t too impressed, but I loved every bloody second. This flick has it all! It’s funny, gory, scary, and downright disgusting at times. Hobo With A Shotgun stars Rutger Hauer as a stumble bum with the dream of one day owning a lawn mower so he can make some money and get out of the rut that he’s in. When he comes upon a new town and sees how overrun it iswith crime, violence and corruption, the loveable hobo instead decides to pick up a shotgun and start cleaning up the streets vigilante style. The violence in this movie is both slapstick and gory. Kinda like if the Three Stooges was produced by David Cronenberg. This flick was originally shot as a fake trailer for a contest related to the movie Grindhouse (2007) and won. Anyone who saw Grindhouse in theatres got to watch the trailer for this as well as the trailers for Machete, Thanksgiving Day, Don’t, and Werewolf Women of the S.S. If you have watched this, or do watch this and don’t like it, please post below and let me know why. I’m curious!
Master: You’ve seen every horror movie worth a damn. You’re the guy your friends call around Halloween when they need the scariest horror movie ever made. You help them out even though they wind up with a copy of Paranormal Activity 3 and your undying hatred. Obviously you don’t need my recommendations ’cause you’ve seen it all, but here it is anyway on the chance one fell through the cracks!
Pamela Franklin, Roddy McDowall, Clive Revill, Gayle Hunnicutt, Roland Culver, Peter Bowles
This movie is based on a book written by my favorite author (favorite is a vague term for me) Richard Matheson about a group that researches a haunted house. Sound familiar? It has been parodied and paid homage to about a million times. Most notably would be Scary Movie 2 as it mostly parodies this movie as well as The Haunting (the remake of course) which pays homage. The script for this movie was also penned by Richard Matheson, but he toned it down from the book quite a bit to make it more dark and brooding and less violent and sexy. This is one of the few horror movies I’d like to see remade as it could stand a bit of an update. I also think the story would blow crap like Paranormal Activity and The Last Exorcism out of the water. If you are unfamiliar with Richard Matheson, he is the writer that is responsible for these:
Duel, The Last Man on Earth, The Omega Man, I am Legend, The Box, Real Steel, Stir of Echoes, several episodes of The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits, It’s Alive!, Jaws 3D, Somewhere In Time… The list goes on forever. Just wiki the dude and don’t blame the duds on him. A lot of his writing has been bastardized!
Overall Rating: 8.5 out of 10
So there are my recommendations for you. Next week I’ll have three more. Enjoy these movies while you can, ’cause these often don’t stay streaming forever!